12 Feb '12, 12am

What is living off-grid? | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself

What is living off-grid? | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself

Could be anywhere - country or city The literal definition of living off-grid (or offgrid or living off the grid) is living without Utility power or water or waste disposal. It can go further than this, to include being disconnected from the infrastructures that make life convenient, including roads, banks, schooling, doctors and so on. Even the Internet is a grid of sorts. Wikipedia has an extended discussion In the absence of Utility electricity, energy needs are often supplied by solar, water or wind energy. An important strategy when unplugging from the grid is to have more than one source of energy. Why do people go off-grid? Many make this change because they have run out of other options- due to foreclosure, job loss, or natural disaster Others fear societal breakdown Many are anxious about the future of energy and look to renewable resources as a widespread solutio...

Full article: http://www.off-grid.net/2012/02/11/what-is-living-off-grid/

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